Increased Flood Risk is the Greatest Threat to the UK
The third in a series of annual reports from the Adaptation Sub-Committee exploring what should be done in England to prepare for flooding caused by climate change.
In the UK, the most significant early impacts of climate change are likely to be increases in the frequency and severity of extreme weather – heatwaves and flooding, and possibly storms and drought. Enhancing resilience to extreme weather will be an important aspect of future economic competitiveness. Adaptation of the built environment will be necessary to help safeguard the health and well-being of a growing and ageing population. Emergency response organisations will need to have effective plans and sufficient capacity to cope with the increasing likelihood of natural disasters. Businesses that fail to anticipate climate change risk their own failure..
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